Friday, March 14, 2008

Cafe Rio

cafe rio pork3 lbs pork roast [ask your butcher where it is if you don't know.. one time i came home with ham instead of pork..]16 oz chunky salsa [or you can blend if you don't want chunky]1 can coke2 cup brown sugar
place pork in crock pot + fill half way up the side of the pork with water. cook on high for 4 hours. drain water. cut pork into thirds, then mix sauce [coke, brown sugar, + salsa] and pour on top. cook 4 more hours on low. shred pork. mix back in with sauce if you want it saucy or rio chicken1 small bottle of kraft zesty italian dressing1 tbs chili powder1 tbs cumin3 cloves garlic-minced5 lbs chicken breastcook all together in a crockpot for 4 hours on high, shred, then cook for an additional 1 hour.
cafe rio rice
3 cups uncooked rice4 cups water4 tsp chicken bouillion2 cloves minced garlic1/2 cup chopped cilantro1 can green chili's diced3/4 tsp salt1 tsp zest of lime2 tbs lime juice2 tsp sugar1 tbs butter1/2 onion, chopped
saute onion, garlic + butter until the onion is soft. add water, rice, and remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. after it begins to boil rapidly, reduce the heat to low and cover with the lid + simmer for about 20 minutes.
cafe rio creamy cilantro tomatillo salad dressing
1 package dry hidden valley ranch salad dressing1 cup mayo1/2 bunch cilantro1 large clove garlic3 small-medium tomatillos, husk off [like tomatoes but green and has a husk on it]1/3 cup buttermilkjuice of 1 lime1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or 1 small jalapeno) - optional
place all ingredients in a blender + blend until smooth. chill in fridge at least 1 hour before serving, then it will thicken.
black beans[i just used a can of black beans without anything else, but this recipe looks good too]1 can black beans, rinsed and drained1 1/3 cup tomato juice2 cloves garlic, minced1 tsp ground cumin2 tbs olive oil1 1/2 tsp salt2 tbs fresh chopped cilantro
in a nonstick skillet, cook garlic and cumin in olive oil over medium heat until you can smell it. add beans, tomato juice, and salt. continually stir until heated through. just before serving stir in the cilantro.
salad- order of assemblytortilla - i use the tortilla land brand of uncooked flour tortillas from costco or sams. they are awesome and taste like cafe rio's homemade tortillas,shredded colby +monterray jack cheese,rice,beans,pork,lettuce,pico de gallo - [or chopped tomatoes, diced onions, cilantro, lime juice]guacamole,feta cheese crumbles, cilantro, lime wedge [for lime juice]tortilla strips,cilantro tomatillo dressing
burrito, toritilla ,rice, beans, pork, shredded cheese,any other toppings wanted roll it up


Mary Beth said...

YUM!! We will try this!!!

Did you get the last recipe I sent over ?

I will send you a banana one soon!


kersten campbell said...

Yum! NOw I am really hungry! Love this blog!